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San Patricio in San Patricio County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Dougherty House

 
 
Old Dougherty House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Heinich, August 31, 2014
1. Old Dougherty House Marker
Inscription.  Location of noted St. Paul's Academy for Boys. Home of school owner Robert Dougherty (1827-1881), a refugee from 1840s Irish famine.

Educated at St. Mary's College, Kentucky, Dougherty worked as a journalist and merchant before settling in Texas, here marrying Rachel Sullivan. In 1867-1874, he was principal, Hidalgo Seminary, Corpus Christi. Built his school here on Round Lake, near wife's family, 1876. He taught geography, history, mathematics, Latin, Greek, classical literature and Gaelic—subjects rare in that era.

His seven children all began their careers as teachers.
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 6342.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
 
Location. 27° 57.343′ N, 97° 46.328′ W. Marker is in San Patricio, Texas, in San Patricio County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (County Route 666) and Nopal Street (County Route 60), on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mathis TX 78368, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saint Patrick's Catholic Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Education in San Patricio (about 600 feet away); Battle of San Patricio (approx. ¼ mile away); Josepha Rodriguez (approx. ¼ mile away); San Patricio County (approx. ¼ mile away); San Patricio de Hibernia (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Cemetery on the Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Santa Margarita Crossing (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Patricio.
 
Old Dougherty House Marker as seen from the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Heinich, August 31, 2014
2. Old Dougherty House Marker as seen from the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2014, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,078 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 24, 2014, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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